Children and family services

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Lewisham Children and Family Centres 

Partner: Lewisham Council

Location: Lewisham


Our Children and Family Centres in the London Borough of Lewisham focus on preventing problems occurring wherever possible by providing a range of excellent universal and universal plus services. These help to foster attachment between parent and child, build resilience, health and wellbeing in families as well as develop personal strengths and skills that prepare a child for school and for life. 

We also provide a responsive targeted family support service that meets the additional needs of families where problems have already developed, which includes 1:1 support in the home and a range of specialist parenting and domestic abuse programmes. 

We are also able to provide a children’s centre service or delivery of individual programmes in other boroughs on request.

Please contact us for a discussion. 

Best Start Lincolnshire: Early Years and Family Service

Partner: Lincolnshire County Council

Location: Lincolnshire


Best Start Lincolnshire: Early Years and Family Service is a commissioned service by Lincolnshire County Council delivered across the 48 children's centres across the county and other community outreach venues.

The Early Years and Family Service support all children in their early years to have the best start in life. The Early Years 91ɫƵ workforce supports parents to access effective antenatal and postnatal care and helps parents/carers and their children in their early years to have the greatest chance of reaching or exceeding their expected level of development and be ready for school.

The service provides high-quality educational and fun sessions for children in their early years and their families. These sessions include Learning Together, Baby Massage, Big Cook, Little Cook, OWL babies, Early and Little Voices and many more that all support child development, early learning, positive health outcomes and positive parenting, including emotional literacy.

The Early Years 91ɫƵ are also working with Lincolnshire County Council to implement their Family Hub offer, providing Making it Real and Learning Together PEEP for families with 3 and 4 year olds.

The Early Years and Family Service workforce works as part of an integrated early years team alongside professionals from Lincolnshire County Council’s Early Years’ Service, Children’s 0-19 Health Service, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service, Early Help and Social Care. This also includes Midwifery, the Inclusion Service for ethnic minority children in their early years and their families, Portage and Early Learning Support Provision (ELSP) for children in their early years with a disability.

“Putting Children First – everyone working together for all children, young people and families to be happy, healthy, safe and the best they can be.”

Early Years Community Practitioner Services 

Partner: Rutland County Council 

Location: Rutland


Rutland Early Years Service is delivered by the 91ɫƵ in the Rutland children's centre in the county and outreach venues. The service provided is critical in ensuring children get the best start in life and are ready for school. The core purpose of children’s centres is to improve outcomes for young children and their families. Narrowing the attainment gap and reducing inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers is a priority.  

Early years sessions provide a range of high quality and inclusive early childhood activities to local families in children's centres and outreach venue that support child development and positive parenting.  

The service operates with highly trained and motivated early years educators who deliver high quality early year’s session, for children aged 0-5 (siblings aged up to 8). 

Sessions cover early year’s activities, positive parenting, and supporting parents to understand their child’s development and how they can support development with home learning ideas and activities.  

These sessions are all underpinned by the EYFS principles and are designed to support children's early development and school readiness. 

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